Fruits and vegetables are an important part of our daily diet. Some experts believe that the magic lies in the portion size, while others believe that it is the type of fruit and veggie that you consume that determines the health benefit you can derive from them. Balancing both the factors on the scale of human body needs, we have listed 8 unhealthy fruits and vegetables that you must try to avoid. Have a look.
This might shock you, but the potatoes that you adore are not at all good for you. Though they are high in potassium and vitamin C, but the nutritional content is lost as we often remove the skin that is loaded with fibre. Also, according to reports, 60% of all potatoes consumed are fried and they add to harmful effects to this humble root vegetable.
3. Orange Juice
Citrus fruits like oranges are absolutely perfect for the human body, but they should not be substituted for the solid fruit. Orange juice is loaded with sugar and has more calories than the solid fruit.
Mango is a good source of several vitamins and minerals, but it is has as 31 gms of sugar and hence should be avoided by those on a low carb diet.
5. Green Peas
Excess of anything is bad and the same rule applies to green peas. As a starchy vegetable, it is higher in calories and carbohydrate content.
We always eat fresh fruits with the belief that they are better than packaged food. You will be surprised to know that an average bunch of grapes has about 39 grams of sugar. It is advisable to control mindless snacking on grapes.
Considered as an ideal and healthy meat alternative, eggplant’s downside is its quality of soaking up everything. It is like a sponge for fat and seasonings that can easily spike calories and sodium in your body.
8. Dried Fruits
One cup of raisins contain more than 400 calories, similarly 1 cup cashews contains more than 500 calories. Hence most dry fruits are quite unhealthy for those who are counting calories.
Considered as fruit and nut both, coconut is high in saturated fat that can easily spike cholesterol-raising calories in the body. So if you are already suffering from high cholesterol, you must avoid coconut.
Cherries are sweet and excess consumption can cause ‘over-fruiting’. Here, the excess fruit sugar (fructose) is absorbed by the fat cells that can lead to further health issues in growing age.
If we go by the trends, broccoli is a healthy vegetable. But, you will be surprised to know that it is also a gross source of gas and bloating.